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La Balancoire

6, rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France (Montmartre)
+33 1 42 23 70 83
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Ranked #308 of 12,892 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $26 - $49
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 11:15 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Montmartre
Description: Open from Tuesday to Saturday for Lunch and Dinner.
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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Charming, little bistro just off Rue de Abbesses. I had booked for 8pm on a Saturday night and, as it wasn't yet busy, I was given the option of choosing my own table. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and our waiter was all smiles as he took us through the menu (written on a large chalkboard) in English.... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We chose this restaurant based on the reviews read on trip advisor, but were sadly disappointed. We were there on the last Sunday in August, the starters were fine and we were expecting great things, however, the main course salad at 17 euros was unacceptable, it was 'sold' as something 'special' with an Eastern dressing - was a plate of... More

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Kingston, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Trip advisor reviews led us to try La Balancoire on 6 rue Aristade Bruant in Montmatre. The waiter, Martin, was welcoming and took us through the menu which is up on chaulk boards. We had salmon carpaccio and pate for starters and moved to entrees of chateubriand and seabass. Everything cooked to perfection with ample size portions. Martin helped us... More

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Merseyside England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Charming little bistro just off the main street . Very welcoming and knowledgeable staff who don't insist on speaking French. The food was some of the best bistro fare we have come across in a city famous for good food. Tip: Ask for the bill early and wait for the bottle of Carambar flavoured vodka to reach your table. Quirky... More

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Leeds
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I first ate here a few years ago and was really impressed. This time I was just as impressed. The staff are exceptional. They know all about the food they are serving and didn't mind at all speaking English when my French failed. The food is really well prepared. I had yummy fish with loads of veggies. We loved the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a really French restaurant close to Moulin Rouge to celebrate our son's engagement. Finding La Balancoire on TripAdvisor using restaurants near me and checking the ratings was well worthwhile. We walked the 350m to this gorgeous small restaurant down a quiet alley in Montmartre. No booking required, the waiters were as friendly as could be, and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited this restaurant when staying in Montmartre for a week and we were so glad we did! The Camembert starter was beautiful as was the fish and the mixed dessert was perfect for those who find if hard to pick one amongst the fabulous selection! The staff were the most friendly people we came across in Paris, they couldn't... More

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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I found this on a list of top 10 places in the Montmartre area of Paris and I'm so glad I did! The owner (I think) was very friendly and explained each dish to us, and we decided on the shrimp/avocado salad with soup, eggs and bacon, soup, and baked potato sampler, and the leek soup appetizer, and fish main... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed at the Terrass Hotel for one week and ate at many Montmarte restaurants. La Balancoire was the best, and the prices were lower than most other restaurants. The waiters were superb. They were fluent in English, explained the menu really well, and had a great sense of pleasing the patron. It was so much fun!

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Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

La Balancoire was recommended by our airbnb host, and based on the trip advisor reviews, we were hopeful for a great meal. When we arrived, we received a very warm welcome and an enthusiastic explanation of the menu - very nice service. We also ordered the aperitif recommended by the staff, which was a super tasty and refreshing cucumber and... More

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